A bone to pick

The cast of the big bang theory, then and now

The final episodes of the big bang theory left me feeling so disappointed. Not because the show was ending, but because of a tiny, little thing that was added.

Apparently, women don’t have the right not to change their minds.

It started with Bernadette. Years ago on an episode where Howard was performing his magic for some kids birthday party and Bernadette assisted. After the party, Bernadette tells Howard that she doesn’t like kids, having help raise her siblings, to which Howard responds by telling her that he would happily stay home with any children they have like an enlightened man. So the writers got Bernadette pregnant, not once, but twice and back to back.

On the last episode it was revealed that Penny is pregnant. For 12 years, we’ve heard Penny say things like she doesn’t want to ruin her body with kids. Then, even when Leonard is asked to provide sperm to a barren couple, Penny reiterated that it wouldn’t be fair of her to say no, because she doesn’t want kids. Then all of the sudden she’s pregnant and we’re supposed to buy that she’s just fine having a baby?

There exist many women, like myself who, for whatever reason, chose not to have children and stuck with their decision.

It may be a woman’s prerogative to change her mind, but with the big decisions it doesn’t happen frequently.

Were there no women in the writer’s room, Mr Lorre? Rhetorical question, I know there weren’t.

7 thoughts on “A bone to pick

  1. Dammit! Whatever happened to Spoiler Alert!

    My satellite feed is a tad slow on the old catch up, y’know!

    No worries. I’m sure I’ll enjoy the remaining episodes – even though a certain Stones fan has made me cry over my morning coffee and omelette.

    Hope things are reasonably fine and dandy in your neck of the woods?
    🙂

      1. Fear not, dear heart! I watch the series so regularly I can quote you lines and scenes.

        Happy to read you are fine.
        You certainly sound chirpy which is a good thing.

        🙂

  2. I too was disappointed that Penny was pregnant. It’s like they just couldn’t handle women being married & not having kids….like it was just too heretical to present.

  3. i personally thought this series would have ended when sheldon found amy and got married.
    this last season wasnt my favorite at all, and im like it’s going to end soon.

    i did cry a little bit while watching this series finale, because ive watched all of the seasons, i own the first 7 i believe that ive watched so many times. i also watch repeats on the tv because it’s a good show.

    but im not a huge fan of them summing up the life of them you know..
    – i didnt like that penny was pregnant..
    – havent been a huge fan of the raj’s side.. i kinda thought him and howard would have ended up being a couple
    – i also believed that bernadette took away penny’s limelight, even tho i know the show wasnt directly on penny. but it felt like penny wasnt seen as much.

    however i did love that they added amy tho into the mix, because it did make the show even that much better. like it added a new twist.

    anyways, i enjoyed watching young sheldon more than i did watching season 12 of big bang.

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